The COVI19 global pandemic has not slowed the pace of climate change, and the world is lagging behind in its effort to reduce carbon emissions — according to the United Nations.

It will not achieve its reduction targets, increasing the odds that the world will miss its Paris accord target that limits global warming to 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial level, writes the WMO in the World Meteorology Organization report, United in Science in 2021.

“This is a critical year for climate action,”Antonio Guterres

This is a critical year for climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement, and the findings were an “alarming appraisal of just how far off course we are.”

According to the United Nations, the concentrations of the fundamental greenhouse gases CO2, methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere continued to rise throughout 2020 and the first half of 2021.

The global average temperature over the past five years has been among the highest on record and is estimated at between 40 and one degrees year-on-year.

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